Brainstorming, a great way to…

Fail. Not because it doesn’t have any validity, it does of course have its uses, but because it is done so badly. Wrong place, wrong people, wrong problems which all contribute to the wrong solutions. My experiences of the technique, for which we have to thank Alex Faickney Osborne and his book Applied Imagination, isContinue reading “Brainstorming, a great way to…”

The Incisal Edge Podcast with Abi Greenhough

I spoke to Abi Greenhough from Lily Head Practice Sales and we talked in depth about the ins and outs of buying and selling your Dental Practice. https://www.dentalpracticesales.co.uk I learned a lot and I’m sure you will too. Even during a lockdown she and her colleagues are busy working hard to initiate and complete salesContinue reading “The Incisal Edge Podcast with Abi Greenhough”

The Incisal Edge Podcast – Marketing in a Time of Lockdown

What to do about marketing during this time of Lockdown? How to best communicate with and retain your patients when you can’t meet them? Chris Baker from Corona Design and Communication shares his knowledge and experience with Alun.

Time to give up the hand shake and replace it with…

In these times of contagion fear perhaps we should reconsider our traditional meeting gesture. Research shows that the strong handshake is responsible for sharing twice as many “bugs” as the moderate handshake or high five. The lowest risk contact is the brief fist bump. It might take a little bit of patient education but it’sContinue reading “Time to give up the hand shake and replace it with…”

…and I thought self control was always a good thing.

Sometimes you have to admit that everything you thought was wrong was (possibly) right. Could it be that all those good habits, all that resisting temptation and weeks of denial were for nothing? Is it possible that beating myself up after the third chocolate digestive and saying “no” to things that would have been funContinue reading “…and I thought self control was always a good thing.”

…on the other hand, life can be good.

A contrast from yesterday’s blog where I said that many people who work as clinicians are not suited to the job, have made decisions for the wrong reasons and are unhappy. Dentistry is rewarding in many ways, if you get the design of your job right – and I’ll talk about that tomorrow. It paysContinue reading “…on the other hand, life can be good.”

You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School”

An excerpt from the forthcoming book, “101 Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School” “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Polonius. Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. Is Dentistry really what you want to do? YouContinue reading “You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School””